Our club’s general meeting on March 14th was held at the Harper Creek High School cafeteria and featured our youth program: Student of the Month. The meeting was brought to order by Harper Creek Optimist Club president, Rich Peternel. After the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation, the students and their accompanying family members were greeted. An excellent meal followed and was provided for all in attendance by the Harper Creek Community Schools. Harper Creek High School Principal, Dennis Anthony then introduced the honored students and each gave a brief talk about their high school involvements and future academic plans. Students of the Month are selected monthly from the senior class by Harper Creek High School teachers relative to their superior academics and extra-curricular activities throughout their High School years. One student is chosen for each of the 10 school calendar months with two being designated for months May and June. Due to the busy upcoming end of the school year, the April, May and June honored students have been designated in advance.
Pictured (L-R) in the front row are Dennis Anthony, HCHS Principal, Students of the Month: Danielle Bohannon - May 2019, Faith Hayes - December 2018, Brendan Halverson - January 2019 and Meredith Coon – June 2019. Pictured (L-R) in the back row are Harper Creek Community School Superintendent and HC Optimist member Rob Ridgeway, Students of the Month: Ethan Dalek – March 2019, Sam Bussler – September 2018, Christopher Rau – June 2019, Shelby Grable – May 2019, Ellah Bliler – April 2019, Julianna Adams – October 2018, Claire Nickerson – November 2018, Ellie Davis –February 2019 and HC Optimist Club President, Rich Peternel.
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